Putting Design in its Place
At the intersection of nature and culture is place. We understand that furniture and design are an important expression of place and that good design acts in service of place.
Fogo Island Workshops is a story of collaboration and the exchange of knowledge between those from here and those from away. The genesis of our workshop begins with the construction of Fogo Island Inn and with a design charette we called, The Aesthetics of Outport Interiors.
With the help of Ilse Crawford, designers and artists from away were invited to come to Fogo Island to learn about the island and to meet and work with the men and women who make their lives here. These encounters resulted in the design of meaningful pieces, using regional materials and construction techniques that would speak to the ongoing story of outport design.
This collaboration between those from here and those from away continues today as we explore design in the service of nature and culture.